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>>> coming up, an american muslim leader on demands for the u.n. to restrict free speech. also a report on unarmed paid civilian peacekeepers. they seem to be successful, but -- >> you have to remain humble, and this is not a tool that fits every situation and that will rid the world of war. >> plus, how jews experience the joyous holiday of sikut all next week. >>> major funding is provided by the lilian endowment, an indianapolis-based family foundation dedicated to religion, community development and education. additional funding also provided by mutual of america. designing customized, individual and oup retirement products. that's why we're you're your retirement company. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernathy. good to have you with us. aas p as protests continued debates were front and center at the opening session of the united nations general assembly in new york. in a strong speech, president obama again condemned the video as an insult to muslims and all americans, but america rejects it. >> given the power and faith and passion that it can inflame, the strongest weapon is no
before assuming his current post in 2009. he is in new york for the u.n. general assembly, nato has significantly redefined its mission since its founding in 1949. it's primarily-- last year it enforce add no-fly zone in libya and the campaign that overthrew moammar qaddafi. i'm pleased to have the secretary general at this table, welcome. tell me how you have defined the role for nato in the current environment, especially in the middle east. >> the core role is still to protect our citizens against any threat to their security we won the cold war. we protected our citizens against soviet communism, aggression. we won the cold war. the soviet broke down but after the end of the cold war we realized that we are faced we merging security challenges, terrorism, this is the reason why we are in afghanistan. that's why we are now building a nato missile defense system to protect our populations against milz attacks. piracy, this is the reasons why we conduct counterpiracy operation. so across the board we have taken on responsibility for new missions but, again, with the core task to pr
fleeing the fighting grew. the u.n. and its aid partners are now requesting more than $487 million in humanitarian assistance. by the end of the year, they estimate as many as 700,000 people will leave syria. the u.n.'s regional refugee coordinator made the appeal today in geneva. >> as we are seeing thousands of people crossing the borders and all the humanitarian actors were standing to help them and to provide the assistance, we only have one-third of the funding to be able to respond. so, continuous, generous response from donor countries at this crucial moment as winter, we are entering the winter period, it's really, extremely important. we are running out of time and we need the funding urgently. >> sreenivasan: separately, lebanese t.v. aired footage claiming to show syrian troops retaking control of an army complex rebels attacked yesterday in damascus. wednesday's bombings mark the largest security breach in the heavily-guarded capital since july. one of the most wanted drug traffickers in mexico has been captured. the mexican navy caught ivan velazquez caballero, also kn
. >> he made the remark in his address to the u.n. general assembly in new york on thursday. he said it's getting very late to stop iran and the country could have enough enriched uranium by next summer. the israeli prime minister said the international sanctions against iran are insufficient to make the country abandon its nuclear program. officials say the number of the syrian refugee mayo the 700,000 by the end of the year. that's more than double the current figure of people who have already fled the country. >> the border policy and the generosity given by host communities who stretch their limited resources to continue receiving the refugees is extremely important. to help them cope is really crucial. >> the agency regional coordinator said there are 294,000 syrian refugees who have crossed the border into neighboring countries including turkey and lebanon. he added that 2,000 to 3,000 more are arriving every day. unhcr are distributing food and undertaking efforts to prevention diseases at camps. they estimated that 185,000 people would flee syria by the end of the year. the new
for an inspection of the country. north korea's uncooperative attitude toward the u.n. remains unchanged. the report accuses the north of putting priority on the military. it says this policy harms many people who are starving. north korean detectors are detain inside china. the report urges neighbors countries not to send them back to north korea the human rights committee will begin discussing the report. >>> iranians are suffering through reports of economic sanctions. there's more on the way. tell us what's the latest. >> people in iran are already going through a lot of hardships. the currency is plunging. western countries are about to put more country on the middle eastern country. member countries reached a preliminary deal. they are discussing extra sanctions against iran. the eu plans to adopt new sanctions on october 15th. >>> iranian natural gas enters the eu region mostly from turkey. the volume is not large at the moment but future demand for natural gas is expected to grow. >>> japan's new economic and fiscal policy leader will attend a policy meeting on friday. he's urged to take agg
the "friends of syria" group along the sidelines of the u.n. general assembly meeting. two of syria's key allies, russia and china, were not included in the talks. clinton said the u.s. was offering the opposition an additional $45 million in non- lethal and humanitarian aid. she also used the opportunity to single out iran for aiding forces loyal to president bashar al-assad. 's most important lifeline is iran. last week a senior iranian official publicly acknowledged that members of the iranian revolutionary guard corp. are operating inside syria. there is no longer any doubt that tehran will do whatever it takes to protect its proxy and crony in damascus. >> sreenivasan: in washington, defense secretary leon panetta confirmed the u.s. has intelligence that shows the syrian regime has moved some of its chemical weapons to better secure them. he also said the major stockpiles at main sites are believed to be secure. in august, president obama threatened u.s. action if syria moves or uses its chemical weapons. meanwhile, in syria, the battle for control of the northern city of aleppo inte
become a chlenge. >> the u.n. official said countries should make full use of labor force for long term economic growth. he called on japan to share its experiences with the world's fastest aging population. >>> an old tale of love found and lost moved a new audience last month in moscow. coin of vows tells the story of two people who meet and form a strong connection even though their countries are waging war. >> reporter: it takes place in western japan during the japanese war in 1904. nicolai has an eye injury. he has been transported to hospital in the city. at first he closes himself off to the japanese, but tender care from a japanese nurse has his resolve. eventually the two fall in love. the idea for the musical was hatched after a russian gold coin that is more than 100 years old was discovered. the coin was found on the grounds of a hospital where russian prisoners of war were treated. engraved on the coin are the names of a japanese woman and a russian man. research proved these people existed. the woman was a japanese nurse. the man a soldier from russia. the coin appears to
. china wasn't mentioned by name in their speeches to the u.n. general assembly. even so, both countries were clearly calling for support as they resist thepreading influence of asia's rising power. the secretary of foreign affairs rosario urged the countries to quickly agree on a legally binding code of conduct to ease tensions. >> to address this challenge and arrive at a resolution, we must rely on the rule of law and not the force of arms. we must rely on the body of rules that state that disputes must be resolved peacefully. >> vietnam's deputy minister of foreign affairs resisted china's demands that the disputes be resolved through bilateral negotiations and called on the countries to work together. >> we should recognize the increasingly important role of reaching the organizations. in east asia the association of southeast asian nations asan continues to play a central role in the regional architecture and promotes peace, stability, and security in the region. including the security in the south china sea. >> an important meeting in july broke up without a joint communication. t
are well off. u.n. world food program representatives estimate 60 million people, or 70%, of the population are not getting enough food. heavy rains and several typhoons this summer have made the situation worse, and they expect north koreans mainly in rural areas will face a severe food shortage this coming winter. improving the standard of living across the country is one of kim jong-un's many challenges. although unlike amusement parks or restaurants, he and his officials aren't keen to show or talk about that side of life inside their nation. nhk world, pyongyang. >>> many people from japan and south korea are determined not to allow the ongoing row over disputed islands in the sea of japan to spoil cross cultural ties. at a festival in seoul, people from the two countries enjoyed meeting up and learning about each other's cultures. the annual festival began in 2005 to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between japan and south korea. traditional performing arts from both countries represented on stage. some japanese participants come from the regions hit by last year's earthqu
they don't want what they see i a repeat of libya, u.s. ad west going behind the u.n. resolution. >> or being on the side line and the language of the u.n. resolution was expanded beyond what -- >> the second thing, they are also saying they don't want to substitute an al white dick aloe white dictator and that is a ridiculous point, it is not a ridiculous point because the truth of the sectarian divisions that exist within syria, there has to be found a way for those countries to, for those communits -- >> you agree with the russians -- >> look, the russians -- >> wha what don't you agree wit? >> their concern is not a stupid one, and that doesn't justify what they have done because they have stood in the way in a bellicose way, mainly because of this point they don't want the west to be seen to get a victory and in the end -- >> and they also want to be a player? >> they do, look they want to be dealt with like a superpower and the best way to do that is to be positive contributors to the international system and not blockers. >> but i mean, foreign minister lap i don't have ar
, am bush, we believe that with our partners, again, a great public private partnership, u.n. women, is a partner of ours in this initiative, and many others, and we will achieve that number of 5 million, and here is another great example, where thiss connected once again, not just to our water neutrality, not just to us are, our belief of stronger sustainable community, but also to that initiative of 5 by 20. >> rose: when you go into a country whether it is africa or asia or latin america, wherever it might be, what is the breakdown in terms of hiring, in terms of local versus outside, in terms of men versus women? meaning the comparisons. >> in terms of local versus outside? >> rose: what is the goal? >> well in terms of local versus outside it is almost all local. >> rose: right. >> so we are a local business that hires locally, that produces locally, distributes locally, sells locally and pays taxes locally. >> rose: all right. the developing markets have become huge for you, even more so than north america or not? >> well, let me just put it into perspective. the three and a h
with syria and they assure us also through the u.n.'s special envoy for syria mr. lakhdar ibrahimi that it is a tragic incident, such incidents will not be repeated in the future. scuffles outside the turkish parliament in ankara, only a few protested, but many turks fear war erupting with their neighbor. once a friend, now deemed an enemy. inside the chamber, m.p.s granted the government powers to send troops over the border but that looks unlikely. by this evening the syrians had done exactly what the russians asked. inside syria, the war grows ever more bitter. neighboring countries and world powers have picked sides and are providing arms and other support, but as the u.n. security council meets tonight to discuss a resolution on yesterday's shelling, it's clear that no-one, least of all turkey and syria, wants the war to pill over the border. >> woodruff: for more on this i'm joined now by henri barkey-- a specialist in turkish affairs and a former state department official in the clinton administration. he now teaches at lehigh university. and hisham melhem, washington bureau
. and economically. u.n.c. professor and long time political reporter says north carolina is moving in two directions at once >> the up escalator in this state is the economic diversification into higher-wage, higher-skill, research and development, biotechnology. the down escalator is the collapse of the traditional industries of textiles, tobacco and furniture. and the elevation of the unemployment rate. >> brown: you can see the dividing lines everywhere. in downtown durham where an old tobacco plant is now an upscale historic district, home to restaurants and businesses with an art center and the durham bulls' athletic park across the way. while some 80 miles away in more rural rocky mount, old textile plants and mills sit shuttered. all this, he says, plays into the state's divided politics >> where the republicans have gained in this state is particularly among blue-collar people and rural people that in the older south used to be democrats. >> brown: romney ads address the job losses directly >> here in north carolina, we're not better off under president obama. his failed economic and trade p
something that would affect-- that would affect the u.s. elections. but i n ste my o desires. i think, i think that the current situation between iran and the u.s. is to both parties disadvantage. there is certainly much room for improvement. why should the u.s. government be in conflict with us i haven't really been able to understand this so far. and i'm a political person. has the united states government have any gains, i'm not saying we have had any gains. no, we certainly didn't have any gains. whyshould we be in conflict with each other this is a serious question. >> rose: it's a very serious question. >> after all the american politicians should sit down and answer this question. why should we disagree with one another. >> rose: and i will ask them but what about your side? what can you do, what are you prepared to do, what changes have you made in terms of your attitude about the united states. your willingness to meet them halfway? >> you personally, you personally know that i have taken some big steps. and i'm to the going to repeat them. but i think that many good things can
>> this is n.b.r. >> susie: good evening everyone, i'm susie gharib. american factories were going all out in september, a hopeful sign that the u.s. economy may be picking up. >> tom: i'm tom hudson. ben bernanke defends his strategy at the federal reserve to do more to help the economy. >> susie: and how technology is making it possible for doctors to go paperless. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: the first day of the new quarter, kicks off with a blue chip rally. investors were encouraged by a report showing that american factories were busy in september. a popular index of national factory activity rose to 51.5 last month, from 49.6 in august. it was the fastest pace of production since may. but that upbeat news was overshadowed by comments from federal reserve chief ben bernanke, saying the economy is not growing fast enough to bring down the unemployment rate. we'll have more on that in a moment. those two events led to volatile trading here on wall street. the dow rose about 78 points, but was up as much as 155 points earlier. the nasdaq drifted in and ou
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